University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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ca. 1933-1934 (5)
1933 (2)
1934 (1)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (4)
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[One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition at A Century of Progress. The sculpture of the
1. [One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition at A Century of Progress. The sculpture of the man above was dedicated to "The conquest of time and space."]
[One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition under construction in preparation for A Century
2. [One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition under construction in preparation for A Century of Progress. The sculpture of the man above was dedicated to "The conquest of time and space."]
[One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition under construction in preparation for A Century
3. [One of the entrances to the Electrical Group exhibition under construction in preparation for A Century of Progress. The sculpture of the man above was dedicated to "The conquest of time and space."]
[Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of
4. [Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of the World Columbian Exposition in Hyde Park. The museum moved to its current location on park district space along the lakefront near downtown in 1921, and by 1930, it was joined by the addition of the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium nearby. Although technically not part of the Century of Progress, the three lakefront museums were located immediately north of the Fairgrounds and thus attracted many visitors from the Chicago World's Fair.]

[Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of
5. [Photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The Field Museum opened in 1893 as part of the World Columbian Exposition in Hyde Park. The museum moved to its current location on park district space along the lakefront near downtown in 1921, and by 1930, it was joined by the addition of the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium nearby. Although technically not part of the Century of Progress, the three lakefront museums were located immediately north of the Fairgrounds and thus attracted many visitors from the Chicago World's Fair.]
[The relief sculpture "The Conquest of Time and Space" adorns the main entrance to the Electrical Building
6. [The relief sculpture "The Conquest of Time and Space" adorns the main entrance to the Electrical Building exhibit at A Century of Progress.]
"Above the 'House of Magic,' in which General Electric presents demonstrations of spectacular research
7. "Above the 'House of Magic,' in which General Electric presents demonstrations of spectacular research laboratory developments, and extending along the entire length of a balcony over the exhibit space is a series of thirteen huge pillars covered with murals which depict the story of the electrical industry. A lounge is located on the roof of the House of Magic."
"Edward H. Sniffen, Asst. Vice-President of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, signing
8. "Edward H. Sniffen, Asst. Vice-President of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, signing contract for renewal of the company's exhibit at the 1934 World's Fair. Shown with Mr. Sniffen are (left) Rufus C. Dawes, President of the Exposition, and Lenox R. Lohr, General Manager. The exhibit will occupy the same space in the Electrical Building as last year, with many new features introduced."

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